When I used to make Christmas shopping lists for my girls it was mostly filled with clothes, art supplies and dolls but lately things are different. Girls are gaming, too, you know. We always think of boys getting sucked into video games or new gadgets, but I am here to say that is a total fallacy. My girls are obsessed with STEM and technology—their eyes light up when they figure out the new trick or shortcut in a game or when technology simplifies a task for them.
Siella and Gemma have totally jumped on the MERGE Cube Virtual Reality train with Ryder. Siella wants to be a world traveler so a virtual walk through Paris is on her list once she is old enough to wear the Goggles. In the mean time she is obsessed with the 3D drawing program. Gemma is curious about space, and we have been talking about planets and the solar system a ton in our home. It is really fun for them to learn about all of these amazing things in such a fun and interactive way.
If you’re thinking, Cube? We are in the future…the MERGE Cube is an augmented reality device that is basically a black foamy flexible box. The exterior of the MERGE Cube is covered in code that you scan with your MERGE Cube app on your mobile device, like an iPhone, iPad and even an android. When you look at your cube through the iPhone, it transforms in your hand into a virtual object. This holograms is a totally different way to experience augmented reality because of the handheld Cube.
The girls are a little too young to wear the goggles, so we set the iPhone up on a stand and the Merge Cube to play games and solve puzzles, even look at planets.
All of the MERGE VR experiences are vetted for safety, appropriate content and are free of ads. MERGE is creating the future of toys so naturally they specialize in virtual reality, which is where the virtual and digital worlds merge together. MERGE is building products, experiences and technology that is family friendly and more importantly, safe and educational. The MERGE Cube should definitely be on your gift list this year—for everyone in the family.